The comeback kings of the Indian Premier League proved their mettle to every single doubter last year by lifting the IPL 2021 trophy at the Dubai International stadium after defeating KKR in a nearly one-sided final. After a humiliating end to their 2019 IPL campaign wherein CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs of an IPL season for the first time ever, Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had promised to turn around on the upcoming season. And the rest, as they say, is history.
However, that moment is long gone now and it is better for the franchise and its fans to think about their future – which at this point, seems to be pretty unclear.
The introduction of two new franchises in the Indian Premier League (Lucknow and Ahmedabad) has changed the entire dynamics of the tournament. As we all know, to make things even, BCCI has announced the mega auction that is going to be held on 12th and 13th January but it is more than just that.
All of the eight existing franchises have had to let go of their main team players with the exception of a maximum of four retentions – which is obviously unfair for teams like CSK who already had a team that was more than capable to go for the title once again in IPL 2022.
The decision has however been made and all that can be done now by the Yellow army is to strategise their next moves wisely. The IPL 2022 retentions might have been completed already but the mega auction at hand is the biggest deal right now for any franchise.
So in this article, we will take a look at the Chennai Super Kings franchise ahead of IPL 2022. We will discuss things like their retention picks, what to expect from them, prediction, probable Auction picks and many more.
CSK’s Retentions and Remaining Purse
CSK Retained the following players ahead of IPL 2022:-
Remaining Purse for Mega-auction – Rs 48 Crores
Star Players Released by CSK
As a necessary evil, CSK had to release some of their star players ahead of the Mega auctions of IPL 2022. We present to you a list of those players below. These are also the players that CSK might want to get back in the auctions as we know CSK has always favoured sticking to their original set of players.
- Faf du Plessis
- Dwayne Bravo
- Suresh Raina
- Deepak Chahar
- Shardul Thakur
CSK’s Squad for IPL 2022
- Ravindra Jadeja (16 crore)
- MS Dhoni (12 crore)
- Moeen Ali (8 crore)
- Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crore)
Full squad to be added after the completion of the auctions
CSK’s Probable Playing XI for IPL 2022
To be added ones the full squad is known
What to expect from CSK in IPL 2022
Chennai Super Kings were simply unstoppable in IPL 2021. Be it batting or bowling, every segment of their team was flawless and combined with the captaincy of MS Dhoni, they were simply a title deserving side.
Although they do not have a bulk of their players in IPL 2022, the core set of players like MS Dhoni, Jadeja, Ruturaj and Moeen Ali still remain and the Yellow army can build a deadly squad around these 4. We thus expect that Chennai Super Kings will build a great team that will at least qualify for the Playoff.